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Om Gan Ganapatye Namah - meaning and purpose

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This is the mul mantra of Lord Ganesh (also called Ganapathi, Vinayaka,

Vigneshwar). This mantra is said to have the power to remove all evil and



**Origin of the mantra


This mantra was first mentioned in Ganapati Atharvarshisha. Ganapati

Atharvarshisha is said to have been written by Atharva Rishi after he had

the darshan of Ganapti.


It is related to Lord Ganeshji. In simple words, it is mool mantra(basic

chant) of Lord Ganesh.


Om means universal sound, gam is invocation to Lord’s shakti (energy) and

ganapatayae namah means bow to Lord of the world.


What does it mean?


Om Gan Ganapatye Namah means the devotee bows/ offers salutations to the

Lord of the World.


How to pronounce it?


There are quite a few ways over how this mantra should be written,

especially its second word ‘gam’. And various authorities stress over

different pronunciations.


Here are some ways of pronunciation:


Om gan ganapatye namah

Om gam ganapatye naman

Om gung ganapatye namah


Whatever the pronunciation, the meaning is always the same.


This mantra removes all evil and obstacles that prevent you from reaching

your goals.


Chanting the mantra just after bath is very good or very early morning is

extremely beneficial.



Om namo Bhagavate Sri Ramanaya

Prasanth Jalasutram




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